I have a few questions regarding myself being a sole trader...
In 2009 I was made redundant from company X. Later that year I did some on off work for them as a Sole Trader. Fixed fee, and literally a day here, few hours there for 4-5 months before the work started picking up. I largely worked from home and provided my own computer. My role had changed from the service I used to provide as a PAYE.
During that year I also completed 2 jobs for other clients.
Since 2010-to present date I have been working for this client regularly however providing the new service mentioned above. I provide my own resources, work from home when I must, hire a few helpers when needed (explained below)
I also use a workstation of theirs when convenient. During this period I have also worked for 4-5 other clients. I also have my own website etc. Are there any issues with this arrangement?
On occasion I hire 2 other people to help me out with comnpany X and other clients. This might be 2-4 days work in one go. It's not regular. Maybe 2-3 days every 2-3 months. Would HRMC view them as employee's and therefore I should pay their NI etc? One of them is a full time sole trader whilst the other is Employed and does extra work outside his contract.
One of the above people that I have hired has also provided me with some work, is this an issue?
Also, I have just realized I made a mistake on an old tax return. I put a computer and 2-3 other smaller items as an expense instead of a Capital Expense, which now I know about. What should I do about this?